General Information

The University Club of Palo Alto is pleased to offer year-round programs for juniors and adults.  With the year round coaching, there is a passion for swimming at the University Club.  Our 25-yard pool with diving well is open all year from 7a.m. – 9p.m.   A children's wading pool is also available.  The Club offers swim lessons by a staff of excellent instructors. Swim Team and lesson programs are under the supervision of the Swim Director.


Programs Overview:

 Summer Swim Team

  • UC Sharks
  • Ages 4 - 18
  • Members only summer program designed to introduce young people to the spirit of swimming.
  • Open to all levels of swimmers.
  • Runs May - July

Year Round Swim Program
  • Matadero Creek Aquatic Club (MCAC)
    • Year Round competitive program
    • Ages 7 - 13
    • Monday - Saturday
    • Heightened expectation of commitment and participation
    • Will be participating in local swim meets with other year round swim clubs               
  • Junior Sharks Pre-Competitive Swim Program
    • Ages 6 - 10
    • Monday - Thursday
    • This program will focus on the fundamentals of all four swimming strokes through perfect technique in a fun learning environment.                
Masters Swimming
  • A program designed to create a fitness opportunity for our adult members, 18 years old and above, of all levels & abilities.
  • Organized practices offered Monday - Saturday, year-round. Contact Stephanie Wells at
Swim Lessons
  • Private & semi-private lessons are offered year-round.
  • Group lessons are offered during the summer months.
  • Contact the pool manager for lesson information.
Learn to Swim Program
  • A program designed for beginning swimmers, potty trained, ages 3 & up.
  • Offered September - November & April - July
  • Contact Stephanie Wells at for more information.

AquaFitness Program

  • Taught by AquaZumba instructor, Irene Ortiz
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:30am - 11:30am  
  • Great low impact exercise with amazing calorie burn


Swim Team Committee

Board Liaison
Darryl Putnam
Erika Erickson
Dana Fenwick, Susie Hwang, Roxanne VanNice,  Laurie Pasmooij, Colleen Backstrand, Nicole Thom